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Welcome to the Santa Ana Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program Application Portal


On-line applications will be accepted beginning May 2, 2022 at 7:30AM until May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time). 

Pre-applications can be submitted online using a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with Internet access. SAHA has partnered with several agencies to provide computer access. Click here for a list of locations and hours of operationA computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA.  You do not need to come to our office to submit an application.

Using Google Translate, the pre-application is available for you in all languages.  Before applying, we recommend that you change the website from English to your preferred language.  

Applicants who require assistance in completing a pre-application because of a disability and need a reasonable accommodation, or because they require language translation services or communication in an alternate format may call our Waiting List Hotline at (714) 667-2284 during our regular business hours Monday through Thursday, between 7:30AM to 5:30PM, or Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.  Our offices are closed every other Friday. 

Following the closing of the pre-application period (on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time)), pre-applications will be selected for the 2022 HCV Waiting List using a computerized, random selection lottery process. Once the lottery is complete, the applicants who have been randomly assigned numbers 1 – 7,500 will be placed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. The remaining pre-applications will be rejected without the opportunity for an appeal. Pre-applications of applicants who are not one of the 7,500 applicants selected for the 2022 HCV Waiting List shall be rejected and shall not have any further right to or entitlement to be listed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List nor shall they have any further right or entitlement to participate in future selections from the 2022 HCV Waiting List created under this opening.

Notice will be sent by mail and e-mail to all applicants informing them if they have or have not been selected through the lottery process to be placed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. 

Only one application per household will be accepted. Duplicate applications will be rejected.

The maximum income limits per family size are provided for you below:

1 Person


2 Person


3 Person


4 Person


5 Person


6 Person


7 Person


8 Person


You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your application has been received. This does not guarantee a place on the 2022 HCV Waiting List nor eligibility for the program. E-mails will be sent to the e-mail address you provided on your online application if you are selected as one of the 7,500 applicants that are generated from the lottery. If you know you submitted an application, but you did not receive a confirmation e-mail, please check your mail and/or e-mail account to see if it was placed in your spam and/or junk e-mail folders before contacting our office.  If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail, you can contact us by e-mail at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org.